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Monday, July 26, 2021

The Supreme Arbitration Committee for Collective Labor Disputes settles 22 disputes involving 18,000 workers

The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MOHRE) announced the settlement of 22 collective labor disputes for 18,670 workers, with total dues amounting to AED 300 million and 600 thousand, during the period from June 2020 to June 2021.

This came in the implementation of relevant separate decisions issued by the Supreme Arbitration Committee for Collective Labor Disputes headed by His Excellency Nasser bin Thani Al Hamli, Minister of Human Resources and Emiratisation, and the membership of representatives from the Ministry of Justice and employers.

The formation of the Supreme Arbitration Committee for collective labor disputes comes under the law regulating labor relations and its amendments and a decision issued by the Council of the Ministry, with the aim of expediting the settlement of these types of disputes.

MOHRE clarified that the committee's decisions culminate the efforts made by the competent conciliation committees and their attempts to find amicable solutions between the workers and the employers concerned.

MOHRE affirmed impartiality and transparency when considering disputes and in the decisions by which these disputes are decided, to guarantee the rights of the disputants.

On the other hand, MOHRE stressed the need for private sector establishments to pay the wages of their workers through the "wage protection system" per the wages agreed upon in the employment contracts concluded between the two parties and on the specified dates.

MOHRE elaborated that compliance with the legal obligations of workers in establishments, especially those related to wages, would enhance the stability of the work relationship and increase the worker's productivity, which reflects positively on the interests of employers.

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